“I just try to stay positive, regardless of what happens. Even if we’re not playing well, you can still try to draw some positives from an individual day. That’s what I try to do. I’m still optimistic by nature.”
- The Captain, Derek Jeter
If anyone knows how to win and be successful in New York, it’s the shortstop being quoted above. This whole Movement is about exactly what he is saying – building from the positive always, even when things aren’t going your way, and you will be rewarded.
Things aren’t going the Yankees’ way of late – obviously – but as hard as it seems now to keep your faith in individual players or the team, by doing so you show class as a fan. It’s easy to put down people when they’re struggling, and to cheer for them when they’re doing well. What is hard, and admirable, is staying positive when your team is eight games back in the Division, and half the offense seems to be mired in extended, individual slumps. Listen to the Captain – it’s the only way out of this whole.
Am I worried? A little.
Am I confident the Yankees can turn this thing around? Definitely.
Show your true colors as a fan, now, when your team needs the support.